Crisis Clinician

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

The Hambleton and Richmondshire Crisis Resolution and Intensive Home Treatment Team are seeking a full time, qualified Crisis Clinician. The post holder will be part of a resilient, welcoming and professional team who work collaboratively with internal and external partners to meet the needs of those who are experiencing a crisis in their mental health needs. The team takes a recovery orientated, formulation driven approach which values shared decision making.

The team is currently based in Northallerton and operates over 24 hours, 7 day a week 12 hr shift working pattern.

This is an exciting time to join the team in light of current financial investment in crisis mental health services in Hambleton and Richmondshire as well as the ongoing transformation of services which will also see reinvestment and growth in the team.

This is a Band 5 post open to registered nurses, occupational therapists and social workers with current relevant registration with the NMC, HCPC or SWE or who are about to qualify.

The successful applicant will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team and there is ample opportunity to develop and enhance your existing clinical skills. You will receive regular supervision and there are good training opportunities.

As a member of the team you will provide a service to those individuals who present with a mental health crisis who may require a period of crisis intervention as an alternative to admission. The team are also responsible for gatekeeping admissions to the acute admission ward as well as supporting bed management.

The post holder will support the clinical leadership of more junior members of the team, prioritising workload and utilising resources appropriately to ensure that service user needs are met. Applicants should be highly motivated, have the ability to act on own initiative and have sound assessment and written skills.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Louise Gardner or Sarah Kuster on

Reference: 40915166

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